Monday, March 26, 2018
Day 12-What If The Earth Really Is Flat?
Mike Hughes believes the world is flat and he wants to prove that he's right. So he built himself a rocket. Mike is 61 years old and earns his living driving a limousine. Last Saturday afternoon old Mike climbed into his rocket and blasted about 1,875 feet above the Mojave Desert in California. He had painted on the side of his rocket the words "Flat Earth". Traveling at about 350 miles an hour, the rocket got as high as it could go and then Hughes activated first one parachute and then the second just before he hit the ground almost exactly where he had blasted off moments before. He shot straight up and then came back almost straight down. His most notable comment as his gurney was lifted into the waiting ambulance was, "I'm gonna feel this tomorrow." Hughes didn't prove that the world is flat. He did prove something else, though. He proved that there is absolutely no limit to our insatiable quest for adventure. Keep reaching for the heavens, Mr. Hughes.